Penticton cyclist thrown from bike in hit and run

RCMP asking for witnesses to step forward with any information.

A cyclist was thrown from his bike in a hit and run in Penticton Thursday morning.

Penticton RCMP said a 55-year-old cyclist was travelling north bound on Highway 97 bear Burnaby Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle. The cyclist, who was wearing a helmet and proper clothing and had lights displayed, was thrown from his bike and the vehicle took off.

The man was treated at the scene b paramedics then transported to Penticton Regional Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. RCMP have seized items from the scene that are believed to be from the suspect vehicle.

“Disturbing was the fact that the injured cyclist and two good samaritans who stopped to assist stated no other drivers stopped to render aid and few slowed as they passed the scene,” said Cpl. Ted Manchulenko.

Mounties are requesting any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information about the hit and run to contact the Penticton RCMP or Crime Stoppers.